|Joel F. Johnson Wins 2007 U.S. Senior Chess Champion Title|
|By Joan DuBois|
|August 20, 2007|
The event was a six round swiss format with a time control of 40/2 SD/1. Players had to make 40 moves in two hours then if needed a sudden death time control of one hour is available. A participants had to be current USCF members and have a birthdate before August 14, 1957.
Joel F. Johnson from Arizona with a USCF Master rating of 2243 took the title with a 5.5 score. Five USCF rated Masters tied for second with 4.5 scores: James V. Eade of California, Stane Karafiloski, Walter J. Shipman, Lester L. Van Meter and Robert James Rowley II all from
Additional details for can be found at the 2007 U.S. Senior Open Chess Championship official website: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2007/senior/. The final tournament crosstable can be viewed at:
http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200708198981. We hope to see everyone at the 2008 U.S. Senior Open to be held in
The USCF thanks all players for participating and also International Arbiter & Chief Tournament Director Carol Jarecki and Assistant Chief Tournament Director Charles Hatherhill.